Silchester

Silchester is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) north of Basingstoke in Hampshire. It is adjacent to the county boundary with Berkshire and about 9 miles (14 km) south-west of Reading.

Silchester is most notable for the archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, which was first occupied by the Romans in about AD 45 and includes what is considered the best-preserved Roman wall in Great Britain.

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Silchester - Awards
... Silchester was voted "Hampshire Village of the Year" (2008) and "South England Village of the Year" (2009) in the Calor Village of the Year competition ...
Museum Of Reading - Principal Galleries
... The Silchester Gallery features many archeological finds from the excavations conducted at the nearby Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester Roman Town) together with explanatory models and other information on life in the ... This includes the bronze Silchester Eagle that was immortalized by Rosemary Sutcliff in her children’s book The Eagle of the Ninth ...
Roman Roads In Britain - Key Routes
... (Durovernum) London - Chichester London - Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum, near Reading) ... At Silchester, this route split into 3 major branches Silchester - Portchester via Winchester (Venta Belgarum) and Southampton (Clausentum) Silchester - Exeter (Isca ...
Michael Fulford - Selected Writing
... Late Iron Age and Roman Silchester Excavations on the Site of the Forum-Basilica, 1977, 1980-86 ... The Silchester amphitheatre excavations of 1979-85 ... "Excavations on the sites of the amphitheatre and forum-basilica at Silchester, Hampshire an interim report." The Antiquaries Journal 65 ...
Hampshire - History
... It is likely that both Winchester and Silchester would have fallen to the West Saxons between the years 508 and 514 ... generally the line of the Roman road that ran east and west through Silchester, but it is deflected in the north in a rough semicircle in such a way as to include the whole of the district ... He argues that the capture of Silchester, of which no record has been passed down to us, was not the work of Mercian Angles but of the West Saxons probably striking north from Winchester ...